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Artist Elsa James in Conversation with Sepake Angiama and Dr. Jon Blackwood

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Artist Elsa James in Conversation with Sepake Angiama and Dr. Jon Blackwood

Wednesday 3 February 2021 | 6:30 pm

Online Event

Black Girl Essex: 'Here We Come, Look We Here', film still. Tilbury Docks, Essex. Image: Andy Delaney (2019)

Join British African-Caribbean conceptual artist and activist, Elsa James, for an online conversation that will explore her artworks ‘Black Girl Essex: Here We Come, Look We Here’ and ‘The Black Essex Flag’, with a focus on her compulsion to disrupt the white Essex narrative. 

Elsa was the first artist invited to have a residency within Firstsite’s ‘Living Room’ alongside her solo exhibition ‘Black Girl Essex’, and was one of the curators for ‘Super Black’, Firstsite’s Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme exhibition led by Essex’s black community.

She will be joined by Sepake Angiama, the Artistic Director of the Institute for International Visual Arts (Iniva), London, and Dr. Jon Blackwood, a curator, lecturer and writer specialising in contemporary art and activism.

Watch an extract from Elsa’s film, ‘Black Girl Essex: Here We Come, Look We Here’ by tapping the button below. 

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This is an online event that will take place on Zoom. To take part in this event, you will need to download the Zoom app for your computer or mobile device. You will also need an internet connection, speakers or headphones. If you have any questions about this event, please email [email protected]

Length: 120 minutes

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Dates and times

Wednesday 3 February 2021 | 6:30 pm